Passenger, caught 23/9/2006 (National moth night).

Mothing at St Margaret's

Most of the Moth lists and Photographs are from my garden (TR359450) in the village of St Margaret's at Cliffe in Kent. It is situated about 1Km from the sea and has farmland with in 100 metres. The garden is well shrubbed and about 1600 sq metres. I normally run a 125 MV lamp and a 15W actinic light over-night and once the season gets going a couple of other traps. At the moment both are 25W black Lamps. previously I used a 160W blended lamp in one of them. All traps are home made. Trapping dates refer to the date the trap was put out.

Trap Update in 2017. A new 125W MV Robinson was added to a 125W MV Skinner, 15W Actinic Skinner, two 80W MV Morris modified Skinners and a 80W MVMorris Box trap.
I try and identify all the Macro Moths, with the micros I am not at all systematic, I do more than I used to with the help of the new book, but there are some that do get through.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Species List for 12/09/2017

I must admit, if it hadn't been for Sean Clancy catching a Silver-striped Hawk-moth two nights ago near Dungeness I wouldn't have put my traps out in with Storm Aileen promising a rough night. I should have followed that instinct. The find blew one of my traps over and blew a swing seat over that caused the cable to one of my traps to be ripped out of its plug. All that and just 34 moths of nine species put in an appearance.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 3
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 7
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 4
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 13
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 3
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 1
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 1

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